Feature Stories

Sarah Wentworth’s Journey: SEC Gymnast of the Year, Veterinarian, Missionary in Africa

As an Auburn gymnast, Sarah Wentworth '04 experienced the full emotional spectrum -- jubilation and devastation -- in the same week. She broke Auburn's all-around record at LSU, and two days later, she accomplished a lifelong dream, a perfect 10, on bars. However, minutes later, she suffered a career-ending injury on vault, and while driving back to Auburn from Louisiana, Wentworth's parents were severely injured in a car accident. "Seeing the Auburn family come through and take care of me during those days are moments I'll always cherish in my heart."

‘They made me feel like family’: Jackie Kasler’s Journey from Auburn Tennis to Veterinary Student

When Jackie Kasler took her official visit to Auburn during her final year of high school, one thing stood out. "The nicest people on earth live in Auburn," said Kasler, a current College of Veterinary Medicine student. "On my official visit, I was just like, 'I like it here.'"

Our Greatest Achievements

The college is asking our alumni, ‘What do you think is the greatest achievement in the college's history?’ To date, we’ve received some interesting responses:

Remembering B.T. Simms

Months before he died, Jack Simms ’48, an Auburn treasure himself, remembered his incredible father, Dr. B.T. Simms ’11

Gary Beard Helped Pioneer Veterinary Dentistry

Dr. Gary Beard retired from the College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008 after 17 years of service as assistant dean for outreach. A 2010 recipient of a Wilford S. Bailey Distinguished Alumnus Award, Dr. Beard is known for significantly enhancing two of the college’s main outreach events:  Annual Conference and Open House. But what some may not know was that he also was among the first veterinarians to become a board-certified veterinary dentist—a specialty he helped to pioneer.